Metro industry news

The latest news from metros and subways around the world. 

Nationwide transport smart card to be launched

31 Jan 2018

TURKEY: Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım announced on January 25 that a nationwide public transport smart card will be launched in June. Every citizen will be able to apply for a Türkiye Kart, which will be designated for a named ... more

CZ Loko submits best offer for Warszawa metro shunter

30 Jan 2018

POLAND: CZ Loko has submitted the lowest bid to supply a shunting locomotive to Warszawa metro operator Metro Warszawskie. Its bid of 3·25m złoty excluding VAT beat one from ZPS Stargard, which came in at 3·47m złoty. The ... more

Indra wins Amsterdam ticketing contract

30 Jan 2018

NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam public transport authority GVB has awarded Indra a contract to supply 130 ticket vending machines. Indra is to supply TVMs that accept credit card payments for installation at metro stations, tram stops ... more

Shanghai driverless metro contract awarded

29 Jan 2018

CHINA: Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co has awarded the signalling contract for metro Line 14 to the Thales SEC Transport joint venture of Thales and Shanghai Electric. Scheduled to open at the end of 2020, the driverless ... more

Tyne & Wear Metro fleet replacement gets underway

26 Jan 2018

UK: Tyne & Wear Metro owner and operator Nexus has called tenders for the supply of 42 two-car 1·5 kV DC electric trainsets to replace the current fleet. This follows a government commitment to provide £337m towards the ... more

Kawasaki to supply 535 New York Subway cars

25 Jan 2018

USA: The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted on January 24 to approve the purchase of 535 metro cars from Kawasaki Rail Car Inc for $1·4bn. The contract includes options for up to 1 077 additional ... more

BART Fleet of the Future train carries passengers in San Francisco

24 Jan 2018

USA: The first train of BART’s Fleet of the Future has entered passenger service in San Francisco. The 10-car trainset is initially running on the Richmond – Warm Springs/South Fremont route during off-peak hours. Bombardier ... more